IN THE 20 years I spent as a sports writer for this newspaper, one of my favorite places was Auburn, The Loveliest Village on The Plains. Knowing and visiting with Auburn’s football coach, the late Ralph “Shug” Jordan, is one of my forever soft memories.
I’m kind of sorry you asked ‘cause truth is I really don’t have a list of things I will NOT do in the New Year. It’s not that I didn’t try to think of a few, it’s just that in looking back I can’t think of any one thing I’d change from 2016.
IF YOU passed by Edwardsville Baptist Church in Cleburne County on Sunday afternoon and wondered about all the cars in the parking lot, you would have been welcome to stop and say hello to the Rev. Doug Prestridge and give his wife of 40-plus years, Cleo, a hug.
Barry Robertson is our license commissioner. Karen Roper is our revenue commissioner. I know Barry a bit and like him. I’ve met Karen. I like her, too. I voted for both.
When Richard Petty came roaring out of the fourth turn toward the checkered flag at Talladega, you didn’t have to see the number 43 on the side of the door to know it was a Plymouth.